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  • The Favourite

    The Favourite

    ★★★★½

    "This is basically Phantom Thread on meth"

    - Drew Dietzen

  • Outlaw King

    Outlaw King

    ★★★½

    This is a bleak and brutal film that is elevated by a few great performances and some outstanding directing work from David Mackenzie.

    The high production budget pays off in the numerous gory battles, fights, and kills, as well as the sets, costumes, and gorgeous shooting locations.

    However, the characters feel a bit too flat for us to care about their journeys, and the dialogue is painfully simple, uninspired, and exposition-laden, save for a few key scenes. The three main…

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  • Suspiria

    Suspiria

    ★★★★½

    This film is special. Seldom do we see a filmmaker operating on the farthest reaches of convention, crafting something so beautiful and grotesque with such elegance and artistry.

    Luca Guadagnino's latest is one of the best films of the year, filled with outstanding performances, dynamic camerawork, disturbing/upsetting imagery, and a brilliantly hypnotic score from Thom York.

    This film transfixed and transported me unlike anything else I have seen this year. It is at times a bit tediously slow, but the…

  • A Quiet Place

    A Quiet Place

    ★★★★

    This was stressful as hell. John Krasinski pulls heavily from the Hitchcock handbook to build suspense, not relying on cheap jump scares. I would have loved to have had a completely silent audience, but that's just a rare luxury these days. People are still gonna look at their damn phones, and make hushed comments to their friends. I did appreciate the one girl in the theater who aggressively shushed a loud asshole twice. I think Krasinski crafted a film that…